Year Zero News and Features
Year Zero Cristiano Ronaldo was branded a showpony, then a pariah, as his future at Old Trafford looked to be on the rocks. But in 2006, he strapped a rocket launcher to his career. As the Portuguese great turns 35, we look at the season that made him
Year Zero Now residing in a Paraguayan jail, we look back at the season Ronaldinho broke onto the European scene, which ended with him in magical form and heading to the World Cup
Year Zero On this day 20 years ago, Arsenal changed forever. But things weren't so easy for the Frenchman: in his first season at Highbury, a doubt-riddled 22-year-old came close to giving up on himself. Then everything changed...
Year Zero Once, he was an unknown kid suffering relegation – then became the hottest young striker in Europe. This is how the 2002/03 season changed the life of this young Spaniard forever
Year Zero He became synonymous with Manchester United, but the Irishman had really shown his special spark the season before signing. Nick Miller remembers his outstanding season at Nottingham Forest
Year Zero The young Swede was yet to establish himself in the Ajax first team, until a fight with scissors – plus some dazzling Champions League displays – opened the world's eyes to his talent
Year Zero The world's most expensive footballer was once just one of many prospects in Brazil. That all changed in 2010. Jack Lang remembers a breakout campaign of tricks, trophies and tantrums
Year Zero How could it be that a goalscorer as prodigious as the Toxteth tyro remains so revered, yet also deemed a disappointment? Seb Stafford-Bloor recalls the season 'God' was outed as a Red
Year Zero From a swing of the boot at Selhurst Park to becoming one of the most famous footballers in history. Amit Katwala revisits the season that Beckham took off
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